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Forum Post: it's all gone corporate

Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 23, 2014, 6:34 p.m. EST by elf3 (3721)
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Two stories so bad I could not choose which to post...all I can say is it has all gone corporate now. We fight back or we cog. I don't think I like to cog ...do you?

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[-] 6 points by turbocharger (1756) 2 years ago

The people speak every day with their wallets and their actions. They choose corporate.

Such is life under a pseudo direct democracy lol. Corporations are only as strong as we make, the same for the political powers.

When the people have had enough, the solutions will appear. We are like a hard core drug addict, need to lose everything and most of our friends before we finally decide to make some radical changes.

[-] 4 points by Shule (2638) 2 years ago

Give me my beer, and get out of the way; I'm trying to watch the football game.

[-] 3 points by trashyharry (3082) from Waterville, NY 2 years ago

People seem Not Pleased with the measly pay on offer in exchange for their labor.Moar and moar of them are expressing their dissatisfaction by figuring out ways to collect disability checks and supplementing that meager income with various forms of Poverty Relief such as Section 8,SNAP and HEAP.And why should they not do so? The income that can be cobbled together in this way is only about 1500-2000usd less than you get from busting ass to make Rich people Richer.Without unions,this is what we've come to.TPTB are FURIOUS that millions of people in the US are Refusing to work for about 1 penny moar than it costs to live.We can expect waves of layoffs in the Retail sector soon.It is about time for Hoovervilles to begin appearing inside the Beltway.Supposedly the area around DC is the Richest area in the Country.I wonder how they would react to a Hooverville on the Mall.They attacked and mangled the Bonus Army.I wonder if they'd do the same thing now.

[-] 4 points by Shule (2638) 2 years ago

I suppose to see a revolution we'll have to wait 'till Hooverville trailer folk decide to make camp in Annandale...

[-] 2 points by trashyharry (3082) from Waterville, NY 2 years ago

Can't happen soon enough,imo.

[-] 3 points by Shule (2638) 2 years ago

We just need to get the word out that there is cheap beer and wide screen TVs in Annandale. Next thing ya know them Annadale Preppys in thier Volvos are going to be fighting monster pick-up trucks for their parking spots.

[-] 2 points by trashyharry (3082) from Waterville, NY 2 years ago

An announcement that Free iPads will be given out would compound the Clusterfuck you describe.It conjures an Ugly Picture to mind.There is no imagining the Ugliness likely to unfold when the SHTF here in the Indispensable Nation.Ewww!

[-] 4 points by elf3 (3721) 2 years ago

How good is your insurance? ...where do you rank?

Medical caste system This is so problematic: Will you be sent home...or to the waiting room....will your family get the cold shoulder while you are dying? Care should come first...Hippocratic Oath should be law.

http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/27019-criminal-neglect-the-death-of-thomas-eric-duncan

[-] 5 points by SerfingUSA (451) 2 years ago

In today's money based corporate controlled healthcare system, medical practitioners should take the hypocritic oath, NOT the hippocratic oath.

[-] 4 points by elf3 (3721) 2 years ago

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26996-irs-whistle-blowers-agency-executives-behind-multibillion-dollar-corporate-tax-giveaways

Keeps getting better and better....absolute insane outrage. If you are poor don't screw up your taxes...if you are rich just be sure you bribed the agency....?!!! I'm so pissed about this I want to stop paying taxes. We should all boycott the IRS fuck em corpirate boot licking thieving from the poor and giving to the rich. ex-IRS attorney explained that since 1998, IRS restructuring has focused on bringing in "outside people." This led to the employment of an extra layer of executives who were previously "partners from big accounting firms." Citing active IRS criminal agents, the ex-IRS attorney said: "Almost every large firm or corporation has a person inside the IRS. It's a revolving door, with the top two or three management layers all from big accounting and law firms, and this is why they won't work big billion dollar cases criminally. Private bar attorneys are, in effect, controlling the IRS. It's a type of corruption - that's the word used by one IRS agent I'm in touch with whose case was shut down by higher ups without cause."

[-] 4 points by trashyharry (3082) from Waterville, NY 2 years ago

This just in:a couple of Poors I know had a secret,superior recipe for blueberry jam.They put together enough money to produce 25 cases of it-and it sold like Crazy at the store where they work.Just as they were getting ready to reinvest their profit to produce moar Jam-BUSTED-and all kinds of Grief ensued.Turns out you need a Permit to produce Foodstuffs for Sale in NY.To apply for the Permit,the Applicant must take a 3 hour course and pass a written Test.The cost? $800! What Poors are gonna be bootstrapping by selling food items with a cost like that from the gitgo? Not many-or none.I'm not saying there should be no requirements with regard to safety-but the only possible reason why the cost is so high must be to stop all Poors from doing anything to better themselves.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33164) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

it's all gone corporate

Seems to be - that that thought is finally setting in.

"Trickle Up" ~ Major Corporations Losing Money Out the Wazoo

by ZwoofFollow


I would rather it was by consumer choice - not to consume - but trickle up economics ( fighting gravity/scarcity ) however it happens = spanking the non-living corp(se)oRATions. Bout time it really started to show up as a constant.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33164) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiators are holding closed-door meetings in Australia this week and next.

President Barack Obama wants to announce a TPP deal when he’s in Asia for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in mid-November. So U.S. negotiators are looking to finalize the 12-country deal despite mounting evidence that this dangerous corporate fantasy should not be completed — now or ever.

As negotiators rush to meet Obama’s arbitrary deadline, some members of Congress are seeking to revive Fast Track in the upcoming lame-duck session after the elections.

Email your representative to say “no” to fast-tracking the TPP.

Fast Track would allow the president to sign the TPP without congressional approval and then railroad the deal through Congress in only 90 days with limited debate and no amendments. Congress — which has constitutional authority over trade — would be forced into an up-or-down vote on the TPP with no opportunity to change the dangerous parts of the deal.

We cannot allow this to happen.

The TPP threatens to impose binding, retrograde rules on non-trade matters that affect our daily lives — undermining food safety, restricting Internet freedom, raising medication prices, rolling back financial regulations and anti-fracking policies, and more.

Urge your representative to refuse to fast-track the TPP.

Some members of Congress are working on a replacement for Fast Track, a so-called “Smart Track.” It is not yet clear if this will be the real Fast Track replacement we so desperately need, or just another anti-democratic Fast Track in disguise.

A real replacement for Fast Track would guarantee Congress a steering wheel and an emergency brake for runaway “trade” deals. For example, Congress should be able to vote to approve an agreement before it is signed by the president.

Take a stand against the TPP and send your representative this list of must-haves for a workable Fast Track replacement.

Thank you for all you do.

In solidarity,

Melanie Foley Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch

[-] 2 points by trashyharry (3082) from Waterville, NY 2 years ago

Closed door meetings-doors locked,guarded by hundreds of Armed Guards,security perimeters and Draconian Punishment for Leakers & Whistleblowers.

[-] -2 points by DKAtoday (33164) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Sounds like a job for Crocodile Dundee.

[-] 2 points by trashyharry (3082) from Waterville, NY 2 years ago

Die Hard-Rampage of the Super Rich.We need Bruce to come and cause a Multitude of car crashes and Fiery Explosions!

[-] -2 points by DKAtoday (33164) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

What about Russel Crow in a drunken rampage?

[-] 1 points by trashyharry (3082) from Waterville, NY 2 years ago

That couldn't hurt.Mel could also help with a drunken profanity laced Tirade or 2.

[-] -2 points by DKAtoday (33164) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Mel could also help with a drunken profanity laced Tirade or 2.

Rioting mob inciter?

[-] 3 points by trashyharry (3082) from Waterville, NY 2 years ago

TPTB wants to hide it's Satanic Nature.Mel might be a Head Case,but he knows The Devil when he sees it.It is highly unpleasant to be the object of Mel's Displeasure-or so I've heard.They can't do much about the pile of Loot Mel has already got,but they will not let him continue in the Movie Business because he Insulted the Chosen People,who appear to have outsized Clout within TPTB.They must be Royally PO'd because Mel's bogus & decrepit movies were total Box Office Bank.He apologized,but I don't know why he even bothered.It did him no good.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33164) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

it's all gone corporate

Almost All Anyway:

California minimum wage law has been set at $8 per hour. Electronics For Imaging thought that they could scam the system by importing temporary workers from India, work them like dogs in a 120-hour workweek (There are 168 hours total in a week), and pay them a wage rate in rupees rather than dollars?

Silicon Valley company busted for paying Indian workers $1.21 an hour in America

by Eric HoppFollow